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Old Sun, Feb-26-2017, 03:47:19 PM   #1
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2003 M3. W/SMG
ok so Ive read some on using the software but need some guidance.
I installed the INPA software from Diy_bmw_garage which came with the cable which I read was a fairly reliable source for bmw software.
After getting everything installed I opened INPA Ediabas with the cable connected to the car (red light on plug on).
The opening screen comes up with all the F1-10 selections but no guidance on which I should choose.
Regardless if I choose F01 I get a menu for engine, transmission, chasis, comms, etc. Choosing any of these opens a sub menu of items. Selecting anything to open in the subcategory only gives me a communication error.
Am I missing something?
Ive read others posting about doing SMG bleeds and such but even on transmission it doesn't seem like it recognizes any transmission-just general categories.
The battery and ignition indicators on top say "on", and there are 2 circles to the far left that flash (not sure what that is about).
Did I miss something in the install or am I purely not communicating with the DME somehow.

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Default Re: Noob and INPA

It's best to connect to the 20pin diagnostic port under the hood if your car has one...check to make sure that the connection between the car and the laptop is solid. If that's good, then you may have a driver issue...some of those cables have the fake RS232 chip.
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turn on ignition but don't start engine

you should be able to at least go into your DME if not then it's not setup correctly
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Default Re: Noob and INPA

In inpa I think E46 is F4, not F1. Post a screen shot of your opening screen.

Disclaimer, I limped throug the install, don't know exactly how I got through it...what version I have or how they differ, but mine works haha.

Edit. You won't have a 20pin connector either. You have dual K line I believe it is. Your cable should have those pins 7/8 bridged to communicate with all the modules through the obd port.

If they're not bridged you should still be able to access the DME
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You need a 7 and 8 pin bridge as mentioned above to communicate with the SMG
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Looking to download/acquire INPA.

Any advice would be appreciated


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Send me your email, I'll send you the zip w I used

Or post it
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Any chance you still have that INPA Software available? Got SMG Issues on my E46 M3.
Thanks in advance.
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Any chance you still have that INPA Software available? Got SMG Issues on my E46 M3.
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